For The Crust 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred) 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted For The Sweet Potato Mixture 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
Porky January 27, 2015 COMMENT: Ruth's Chris will email you their recipe upon request and I have received it many years ago and this one corresponds with one minor difference. Their recipe states 1/3 of a stick of butter and this one has 2 1/2 tbsp - about 1 teaspoon difference. I use this as inspiration, because my waistline cannot handle it as written and I find sweet potatoes are sweet enough on their own.
mylove November 18, 2013 REVIEW:
Can't go wrong with this recipe. I make it every year. Just stopped back to print it out so I can get the ingredients for Thanksgiving.
riptide June 24, 2013 REVIEW:
This is our favorite holiday recipe but I just made it again (in June) because I had a craving for it. As always, we loved it!
Guest Foodie December 28, 2012 REVIEW:
Tried it for the first time on Christmas Eve. It was a hit. Everyone had seconds and some even thirds! Very similar to Ruth Chris sweet potato casserole. I made a little extra crust and baked in a 13X9 pan. Will make over and over. Shared recipe with family and friends.
Member since: Aug 21, 2006
GAIRESYD February 13, 2012 REVIEW:
Wow!! This is the first place winner for sweet potatoes! I have fixed this twice and there were no left overs. The friends and family could not get enough. Some of the picky eaters loved this dish. I don't comment often but I want everyone to give this one a try.I hope you try this just once and you will be hooked. A+++++++
Member since: Sep 27, 2010
rebelrally January 1, 2011 REVIEW:
cooked this and everyone loved it. i went right by the recipe and it turnrd out great. best sweet potato pie/casserole ive ever had. definately a keeper.
David November 25, 2008 REVIEW:
If you watch the video of the chef at Rut's Chris demo this dish here:
you'll note that in the video the chef adds 1 stick of melted butter to the crust and 1/3 stick of butter to the sweet potatoes. The printed recipe, propagated on the web has these quantities reversed.
jimbo November 18, 2008 REVIEW:
I had dinner at Ruth's Chris in downtown San Francisco and had this side dish for the first time. I'm a regular at my local Ruth's Chris here in DC where this dish is not offered. I am also the family guru of Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes. When I tried this dish in San Francisco I walked away a believer that this was the best sweet potatoe dish I've ever tasted. Ether it's really good of my family recipe is just not as good as I thought it was. Regardless, I'll be making both dishes this year for Thanksgiving. I guess we'll find out how this recipe holds up.
Dee June 2, 2008 REVIEW:
I made this one evening and it was awesome. The only things I added to the other ingredients were some cinnamon and a dash or two of nutmeg.
mrsjstine November 26, 2007 REVIEW:
I was a hit at Thanksgiving and my Sweet Potato Casserole was Everyones Favorite dish!
I'm a cook in training and I found this dish to be EASY and very Rewarding! But it does take a little time because you have to boil the sweet potatoes and mash them first.
It's so good it could pass as a pie. I will definitely be making this for years to come.
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Just like the name says, this rich dessert is made with bread and essentially a custard sauce which is baked until set. Some of the variations on the basic recipe use croissants, pound cake, or even doughnuts instead of bread.